Loran Bernard Cockrell

Brief Life History of Loran Bernard

When Loran Bernard Cockrell was born on 15 June 1892, in Harper, Kansas, United States, his father, James Martin Cockrell, was 35 and his mother, Mary Jane Parsons, was 38. He married Elsie Margaret Clark on 3 June 1920, in La Grange, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Texas, United States in 1910 and Blooming Grove, Dane, Wisconsin, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 22 October 1978, in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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Loran Bernard Cockrell
1892–1978
Elsie Margaret Clark
1897–1988
Marriage: 3 June 1920
Jane Cockrell
1921–2005
James Loran Cockrell
1922–1996
JoAnn Cockrell
1923–2009

Sources (14)

  • Loren Cockrell, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Loran B. Cockrell, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"
  • Loran Bernard Cockrell, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English cokerel ‘young cock’ (see Cocke ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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